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An unusual cause of hemoptysis: leech in the supraglottic region of the larynx.
J Craniofac Surg. 2014 Mar; 25(2):531-2.JC

Abstract

Leeches live in fresh water and moist terrestrial environments. Most infestations are cutaneous. However, internal infestation occurs principally in the rural parts of the Mediterranean countries as well as in Africa and Asia. Thus,the possibility of leech endoparasitism should be kept in mind for a patient presenting with hemoptysis and with a history of close contact with fresh water in tropical countries.Human infestation is rare and usually occurs after consumption of contaminated water or swimming in leech-infested still waters such as lakes and dams.Herein, we report 2 live leech cases with hemoptysis in the supraglottic region of the larynx.

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From the *ENT Department, Göztepe Education and Research Hospital, Medeniyet University; †ENT Department, Haydarpaşa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul; ‡ENT Department, Diyarbakır Çermik State Hospital, Diyarbakir; and §ENT Department, Bolvadin State Hospital, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24577298

Citation

San, Turhan, et al. "An Unusual Cause of Hemoptysis: Leech in the Supraglottic Region of the Larynx." The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, vol. 25, no. 2, 2014, pp. 531-2.
San T, Gürkan E, Karaaslan A, et al. An unusual cause of hemoptysis: leech in the supraglottic region of the larynx. J Craniofac Surg. 2014;25(2):531-2.
San, T., Gürkan, E., Karaaslan, A., & Erdoğan, B. (2014). An unusual cause of hemoptysis: leech in the supraglottic region of the larynx. The Journal of Craniofacial Surgery, 25(2), 531-2. https://doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000000692
San T, et al. An Unusual Cause of Hemoptysis: Leech in the Supraglottic Region of the Larynx. J Craniofac Surg. 2014;25(2):531-2. PubMed PMID: 24577298.
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TY - JOUR T1 - An unusual cause of hemoptysis: leech in the supraglottic region of the larynx. AU - San,Turhan, AU - Gürkan,Emre, AU - Karaaslan,Ahmet, AU - Erdoğan,Bariş, PY - 2014/3/1/entrez PY - 2014/3/1/pubmed PY - 2015/9/24/medline SP - 531 EP - 2 JF - The Journal of craniofacial surgery JO - J Craniofac Surg VL - 25 IS - 2 N2 - Leeches live in fresh water and moist terrestrial environments. Most infestations are cutaneous. However, internal infestation occurs principally in the rural parts of the Mediterranean countries as well as in Africa and Asia. Thus,the possibility of leech endoparasitism should be kept in mind for a patient presenting with hemoptysis and with a history of close contact with fresh water in tropical countries.Human infestation is rare and usually occurs after consumption of contaminated water or swimming in leech-infested still waters such as lakes and dams.Herein, we report 2 live leech cases with hemoptysis in the supraglottic region of the larynx. SN - 1536-3732 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24577298/An_unusual_cause_of_hemoptysis:_leech_in_the_supraglottic_region_of_the_larynx_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SCS.0000000000000692 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -